What do I mean by “perfect people.” I refer to people who are in Matthew 5:3-11.
1) People who are poor in spirit, who have nothing to offer to God for acceptance, who have no claim or hold to make any legal demands from God, for they know just like you and I that “there is no one righteous, no not one…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:10-23)
2) People who mourn, not because of physical affliction but due to their short fall of God’s glory and due to their sinful state, people who cry like Isaiah “…Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips…” (Isaiah 6:5)
3) People who are meek: those who have a broken spirit (broken spirit is not sadness) but 100% submission and surrender to the Savior Jesus Christ. For God will accept a broken spirit. A broken and a contrite heart He will not despise (Psalm 51:17)
4) People who hunger and thirst after righteousness, who seek after the spiritual milk, who have a throbbing desire for God’s word, not only to hear it but to do it. This is not possible by the law but by the New Spirit and the New Heart God himself puts into them.
5) People who are merciful both on the spiritual sense but also on the physical sense, those who when they have received forgiveness from God cease not to speak about it and share such news with family and friends, who are merciful on the poor, on the widows on the fatherless (see Matthew 25:31-46)
6) People of a pure heart, who constantly purify themselves, who pray like David “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:24-25) who hope to see Christ when He shall appear “and every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.” (John 3:3)
7) People who are peacemakers, who do not get satisfied with their own peace with God, but who also encourage the peace of God amongst the brethren and venture to far and near lands to declare the gospel of peace.
All these are persecuted by the world and by false believers for their lives revolve around the glory of God and His Christ, the author and finisher of their faith and not around their own selves, for they have given their lives wholly to the Father of spirits. Not by their own power but by the power of the Holy Spirit they have fulfilled the words of Jesus Christ our Lord, in Matthew 5:48, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”.
Please read another post on Perfection here